The Challenge of Aging Boomers & Alzheimer’s Disease

The statistics may vary but are overwhelming nonetheless. Between 7,000 and 10,000 people are turning 65 every day and this growth will continue for the next 18 years. The article, “Baby Boomers Turn 65: the 4 Key Questions,” addresses a few areas of the economy that will be impacted.

A Pew Research study in 2009 found that most boomers didn’t feel that old age hit until age 72. Sadly, as we age the likelihood of a dementia diagnosis increases, as well – we discussed the increasing numbers of persons with Alzheimer’s in our February 11, 2013 blog post.

Are we ready? Will the knowledge of this surge, also referred to as the “Alzheimer’s Tsunami,” compel us to address the unique needs of those with dementia, as well as their caregivers?

Leaders in business and healthcare who are visionary and progressive recognize the need to act now, to put in place programs and processes to help and assist those who currently suffer and the employees/families who care for them.

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